Swarovski Trend Forecast Fall/Winter 2016/17!

In their Fall/Winter 2016/17 trend report, “Power to Shine”, Swarovski focuses on the concept of resilience, reflecting as it does a desire for resistance against the given and the established. This season, Swarovski salutes the worldwide rise in activism from people of all genders and walks of life across the globe as we look […]

Have you tried Vintaj Patinas yet?

If you haven’t given our incredible Vintaj Patina color kits a try, I hope this blog will inspire you to add some color to your metal project! The fabulous ladies at Vintaj recently came up with a patina color mixing chart for you to expand your color options to include popular blended hues. I am […]

Bead Crochet Addiction!

I’m addicted. I can’t stop.  Every time I wake up I think about it. Luckily it’s a healthy beading habit, but I still might need to get some help.  I CAN’T STOP bead crocheting! For years, I’ve wanted to learn, and I tried a few times, but got stuck and discouraged. And then […]

Crazy for Kumihimo

Do your fingers ever get itchy for a new challenge or technique? Chalk it up to my short artistic attention span, but mine definitely do. That’s why I’m so excited to share this information on a form of textile art that you may not have heard of: Kumihimo braiding. In its most basic form, […]

Quick Start Peyote Cards to the Rescue!

OH MY GOSH! Can I just tell you how excited I am to learn about the Quick Start Peyote cards?! When I first saw them, I was a little skeptical. Not skeptical that they wouldn’t work, but more like, “Could it really be that helpful?” Well, let me tell you – I’m sold! Traditionally, […]

Thai Hill Tribe Silver

 

In the mountainous region along the border between Thailand and Myanmar live the indigenous people from six different tribes known collectively as the Hill Tribes. The largest of these tribes is the Karen Tribe; they live in houses that are on stilts, made of bamboo or teak. Traditionally […]